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Nanded, Dec 19 – Maharashtra Women & Child Development Minister Aditi Tatkare instructed on Monday to effectively implement the ‘Lek Ladki Yojana’, introduced by the state government with an aim to increase the birth rate of girls, promote education of girls, prevent child marriage and reduce malnutrition.

Speaking at the meeting held to review the plans of the ministry in the district, she said that this scheme is important for girls belonging to yellow and orange ration card holder families.
This scheme is permissible for two daughters born before April one, 2023, she informed.

As part of the scheme, the government will pay Rs 5,000 at the time of birth of a girl child, Rs 6,000 on her getting admitted to a school, Rs 7,000 when she reaches class 7, Rs 8,000 upon getting admission in a junior college and Rs 75,000 when she reaches age of 18 years, thus, she gets a total of Rs 1.01 lakh, she added.

In this meeting, Tatkare took information about Poshan Mah, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, My Daughter My Pride schemes.
Before presiding over the meeting, she went to Shri Renuka Devi temple, Shri Dutt Shikhar Sansthan in Srikshetra Mahurgad and paid obeisance to the deities. She also visited Mahila Bachat Gat’s stall at Mahurgad